The ancestors of the bearers of the Ny family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found near a river. Ny is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic
surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. This surname comes from the Old English phrase, atten (e)ye, which means at the river. This surname was first found in England
in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Ny family
The surname Ny was first found in Essex
, where they were established early in the medieval period.
Early History of the Ny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ny research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1269, 1276, 1315, 1648 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Ny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ny Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ny include Nye, Nie, Nay, Ney and others.
Early Notables of the Ny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ny family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ny or a variant listed above: Seth W. Nye settled in New Orleans in 1822; Benjamin Nye settled in New England
in 1635; Ann, Daniel B. Nye Jr. and Francis H. Nye settled in San Francisco Cal. 1850..